As we were doing a back-to-back cruise, having just completed The Inside Passage to Alaska, we did not have to go through any of the usual embarkation process. We were able to just go ashore for several hours in Seattle and return to the ship at our leisure, as long as we were back in time for the safety boat drill.
It was great already knowing our cabin stewards, who looked after our cabin on the first leg of our adventure, and they continued their amazing job of keeping us clean & tidy, filling the ice bucket, leaving the most innovative towel animals every night. We could not have asked for more!
In the main dining room, where we ate most nights, we were impressed with the ever-changing, delicious menu and the attentive stewards and wine steward. We went to the Pinnacle Grill on 6 occasions, which were all made memorable by both the wonderful food and great service. I don't think I have had a better meal anywhere than my Pinnacle Grill meals.